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News briefs for June 3, 2009


» Slam Bang #4 vol 3 is now available. The anthology includes the artwork of Adam Wilson, Luisa Russo, Dan Burke, Matjaz Bertoncelj, Allen Freeman, Anton Bogaty, Brian Hagen, Rob Schamberger, Charlene Chua,Clint Basinger, David Branstetter, C. William Cooke, Gerorge Hartman, Jason Nocera, Dan Taylor, Jim Pack, James Stanton, Agata Laguniak, Kirt Dinse, Larry Blake, Henry Covert, Mark Monlux, Marianne Petit, Tim Corrigan, Tommy Reeves, Neil Riehle, Pat Aulisio, Edward Bolman, John Lustig,, Matt Levin, Russell Merritt, Jim Siergey, Mario Mancuso, Alberto Pessoa, Cary Lee Baker.

Comic strips

» Alley Oop’s exhibit at the University of Missouri last year to commemorate the strips 75th year is now online including video of speakers and photos.

Editorial Cartooning

» The Cleveland Leader has announced that it has added Ralph Solonitz to their newspaper’s offerings. Ralph runs his own deign business.


» Lynn Johnston appeared on CBC’s “The Hour” to talk about her new book “Farley follows his nose,” what’s next in her career and licensing For Better or For Worse.

» South African cartoonist Jeremy Nell is interviewed by iAfrica about his booming career.

» Scott Nickel interviews Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce


» Be looking for a “Where’s Waldo” movie in the future. Universal and Illumination Entertainment have acquired the screen rights to the children’s book series. No date has been set, but the report states that the movie would be live action.


» Tom Gammill continues his “How To Draw” series this time while at the NCS’s Reuben Awards weekend.

Community Comments

#1 RS Davis
@ 4:28 pm

Tom, if you are reading this, you rock, dude. Please keep up the videos!

#2 Jason Nocera
@ 6:42 am

Just a few notes about Slam Bang. It’s a comic anthology that has been around since 1984 and has featured some fantastic, independent comic artists. This current issue is well produced, digest-sized on glossy paper. It’s 150 pages of comic art and includes a CD of independent bands.

#3 Nate Fakes
@ 8:36 am

Lol. Yea, Tom – funny stuff! That mean ol’ Jean!

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